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Please does anyone know the name of this Silene? It has variegated foliage, and its height is about 8" including the flowers. I got it at a plant stall at an open garden today.




never seen a flower like that on a Silene - the only larger one I know with pink flowers and variegated leaves is Silene dioica Clifford Moor, but it has more typical silene flowers.

5 Jun, 2011


Do you think it's S. dioica 'Flore Plena' Bamboo? I saw it again by coincidence today, and the garden owner thought that was what it was.

5 Jun, 2011


Yes, I would say it was - but I don't know that flore pleno has variegated leaves?

5 Jun, 2011


Well - there were plants in that garden, and those and the small ones for sale were all variegated, so there must be! :-)) We live and learn.

6 Jun, 2011


Silene dioica 'Flore Pleno' variegata then. Nothing like making it up as you go along, is there, lol!

6 Jun, 2011


Good thinking, that's what I'll call it! ;-)

6 Jun, 2011

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